Laurie Hernandez knew from a very young age that she wanted to be an Olympian.
Now, the 16-year-old Puerto Rican (who hails from New Jersey) is a rising star on the U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team, taking home gold and silver medals in the Olympic Games Rio 2016. You might also recognize her famous smile from season 23 of Dancing with the Stars, in which she competed and won.
Laurie is working to connect and inspire Latinas nationwide with her story. Watch her share how she overcame challenges on her fun and inspiring journey – with her family by her side every step of the way.